March 2014

New Yorkers Oppose Ten Cent Bag Fee

The New York City Council has introduced a new bill that will charge shoppers ten cents per plastic shopping bag used to carry home their goods. The fee would apply to grocery stores, bodegas and street vendors that sell food as well as other merchandise.

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Food stamp cuts hurt New York City stores as customers spend less on groceries

That devastating reduction, which took away an average of $30 to $50 a month in benefits for 1 million households in the city, has also taken a toll on the local economy.

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